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Glenview Hotel – 3rd March 2015

19th Century Networking in the Dargle Valley
Judy Cameron

In her illustrated talk Judy will present a fascinating insight into the working communications in Enniskerry and the Dargle valley during the 19th century. Entrusted some time ago with a copy of a diary written by a Powerscourt curate in the late 1800s she learned much about life in the area at that time. More recently she has had access to a Sandys family cache of the original letters between Richard, the 5th Viscount Powerscourt and his agent, Robert Sandys, which reveals their concerns in managing the estate and the farm, in the years 1818 to 1823. The talk will also take a look at their neighbours, and their descendants and a glimpse of the influence of the Rev Dr Daly in the valley during that time.

Judy Cameron is the archivist at Powerscourt Church and became interested in the history of the locality while studying the extensive parish records. She has developed several graveyard trails in the Church grounds, which bring to life the rich history of the area through its former residents.

The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs
8.30PM on Tuesday 3rd March

Entry €3 (members €2) – all welcome

Unveiling of the Kilmacanogue Heritage Sign February 2013
kilmacanogue Heritage Sign
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